Read the full article on Lib Dem Voice, here: https://www.libdemvoice.org/my-european-swan-song-encouraging-innovation-and-technological-talent-64801.html Today, my work in Europe is nearly complete. The European Parliament committee gave its final vote in favour of an “opinion” for which I was responsible before the UK’s MEPs’ untimely exit from Brussels. I was working with advisers assessing amendments from all parties until … Continue reading Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong
Just published: You may be interested to see the latest Background Briefing from the European Parliamentary Research Service, regarding support for and the situation in member states (excluding UK). Published 20th May 2020. Be warned, this is proper background, not sexy political communications. "The measures introduced have the scope to provide local and regional authorities … Continue reading Exceptional coronavirus support measures of benefit to EU regions
Advice for families, couples and singletons in isolation from Jane Ridley, former Senior Therapist at the Relationship Therapy Clinic at The Maudsley Hospital in London. Practical advice for managing time and the importance of a list of positive-things-to-do for everyone in the house. Also, what to do when anger break out and why Jane does not believe in apologies ...
A quick festive message to say: THANK YOU to all of you for following my journey this year and to everyone who has worked so hard to try and halt Brexit over the past few, weeks, months and years. The result of this month's General Election is sad and frustrating. It does not bear true witness to the … Continue reading Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019
WELCOME BACK. This week MEP Life has been all about the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In my previous life as a documentary producer, I was lucky enough to travel a bit; telling science stories that were exciting and often important. In 1991, not long after the Berlin Wall came down, … Continue reading MEP Life 20; Culture, Innovation, and toppling walls
Hello. It is wonderful to be back in Berlin. I have always appreciated the warmth with which I have been greeted when visiting Germany - and it has been no different today. So, thank you for inviting me to join this conference – and thank you for coming this evening. I am a newly elected … Continue reading Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019
In October, I was delighted to welcome 24 apprentices from the South East of England to Brussels, along with an additional contingent from the East of England! These are young men and women who I hope will benefit from finding out opportunities that are available to them throughout the EU. It took a lot of … Continue reading The future looks bright with these promising apprentices, but we can make it brighter still!
Love music? Brexit will be a lose-lose for British bands, artists & festivals. Musicians need free movement rights & full Single Market access especially on tour. This weekend was enormous fun at Reading festival finding out what festival goers think about Europe and Brexit. What a complete pleasure. We met lively, positive kids who are completely ...
Fantastic news today. Jane Dodds and the local Liberal Democrat team just WON the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election! This result proves again that the Lib Dems are back and are a huge force to be reckoned with in British politics. We have burst Boris Johnson’s bubble in the first week of his premiership. We have … Continue reading **Lib Dems WIN in Brecon!**
The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election is this week Thursday, 1st August. Can you join us to help get out the vote TOMORROW, Wednesday 31st July? There is a real chance that we can steal this seat away from the Conservatives - but only if we get the vote out. Jane Dodds is a terrific … Continue reading Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July